Designer Giorgio Armani has thrilled animal rights activists by vowing to go fur-free.
The Italian fashion icon has been working with Fur Free Alliance, an organisation which encompasses more than 40 animal protection agencies fighting against the fur trade, and has announced he will cease to use hides as of later this year (16). The fur ban will be extended to all the brands under his empire, including Giorgio Armani, Armani Prive, and Emporio Armani.
"I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections," a statement from Armani reads. "Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals.
"Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals."
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Giorgio Armani Wishes He Could Travel Back In Time And Watch His First Fashion Show.
The 81-year-old fashion legend formed his company Armani in 1975 and is one of the most successful designers ever to have graced the industry. While reflecting on a long and successful career, Giorgio reveals he would love to have been a spectator as his earliest creations hit the catwalk.
“My own first fashion show (in 1974) sitting in the audience rather than backstage, because that’s when it all began,” he replied during an interview with Britain's Elle magazine when asked which fashion show he wishes he had seen.
Giorgio takes his work very seriously and despite carving out a reputation for producing impeccably clean tailored lines, he doesn’t take success for granted. The designer pays great attention to detail, admitting his friends would probably describe him as “fussy” and “meticulous”. However, he also prides himself on being a true friend and lots of fun to be around.
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Canadian model Alana Zimmer has admitted she had to develop a ''big ego'' to deal with all the eccentric personalities in the fashion business.
Alana Zimmer has had to develop a ''big ego'' to survive in the fashion industry.
The 28-year-old brunette beauty has been a model for 10 years and during her career she has worked with most of the world's most famous designers, including Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani.
Alana says many creative people are eccentric and you have to be able to cope with their behaviour.
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Giorgio Armani is determined to keep his powerhouse label independently owned and controlled until the day he's no longer around to take care of it.
Giorgio Armani has said his powerhouse label will remain independently owned all the time he's alive.
The 81-year-old fashion has shut down rumours he'll give up control of his Italian business and admitted it'll always be privately control until the day he's no longer around.
Speaking to the Business of Fashion yesterday (29.09.15) at his spring/summer 2016 show in Milan, Italy, he said: ''While I am alive, there will be independence. Soon after, perhaps I will have prepared the ground for a type of independence that is more measured, more controlled.''
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Ella Eyre has confessed she is ''honoured'' to follow in the footsteps of superstar Beyonce and front Emporio Armani's Diamonds fragrance.
The 'Gravity' hitmaker admitted she was ''flattered'' to be asked to front the fragrance but didn't feel nervous about taking over from the superstar.
She said: ''It wasn't a case of filling her shoes. I'm honoured to be in the same line-up as her and didn't feel threatened or scared.''
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Mrs Kardashian-West got her foundation but it came with a correction
It doesn’t matter how big, famous, photographed or influential a person can be, it seems that if you spell Giorgio Armani’s name wrong you are going to get corrected. And this is exactly what happened to reality star Kim Kardashian when she bemoaned the discontinuation of one of Armani’s foundations.
Now we know Kim's flawless-looking skin is a product of Giorgio Armani
The wife of Kayne West tweeted: "Why did Georgio Armani discontinue my favorite foundation??? I’m on my last bottle & everyone I know uses this!!! Please make it again!"
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Samuel L. Jackson ''suggests ideas'' to Giorgio Armani because they have such a great relationship.
The 'Avengers Age of Ultron' actor has been a fan of the designer since the early days of his career and he is pleased with how well the Italian's label know his taste as they have worked together for so long.
He told the Guardian newspaper: ''The first things I bought when I became successful were an Armani double-breasted blazer and a Hugo Boss trench coat. I developed a great relationship with Mr. Armani, who knows my taste so well now that I can suggest ideas to them.''
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Donatella Versace has criticised Giorgio Armani for claiming her late brother Gianni Versace once referred to his models as ''sl*ts'' during a conversation they had.
The 59-year-old fashion mogul is unhappy with Giorgio, 80, for making comments in an interview in which he claimed Gianni referred to his models as ''sl*ts'' during a conversation they had with each other.
In the piece in The Sunday Times Magazine, Giorgio said: ''He (Gianni) was looking at the models, and he said to me, 'I dress sl*ts. You dress church ladies.' ''
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Giorgio Armani has revealed he was plagued with ''doubts'' as to whether he'd make it in the fashion business.
Giorgio Armani never thought he would become a successful fashion designer.
The 80-year-old star may have become a legend in the industry but admits he has been plagued with ''doubts'' as to whether he'd be able to forge a career in the business.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine, he said: ''Every now and then I doubted I would get this far. Every year is constant trial and error. You never really know if it is going to be successful. You have to pit yourself against it and just keep going.''
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Madonna wouldn't accept a lifetime achievement prize if it were offered to her because she has ''lots of life left to live''.
Madonna wouldn't accept a lifetime achievement prize if it were offered to her.
The 56-year-old singer has revealed she would not be keen to be presented with such an accolade because she believes she has so much more music to create.
When questioned as to whether she would accept such an award, she said: ''I've got lots of life left to live. Offer it to me in 100 years and I might reconsider.''
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